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Not all of these books are home birth specific but they all share a similar philosophy on birth. If you’re looking for something to inform and inspire you, take a look at our recommended reads.

Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth

The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth – Sheila KitzingerSmile

Birthing The Easy Way – Sheila Stubbs

Birthing From Within – Pam England & Rob Horowitz

Birth Without Fear – Grantly Dick-Read

Birth Reborn – Michel Odent

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering – Dr Sarah Buckley

Unassisted Childbirth – Laura Kaplan-Shanley

Spiritual Midwifery – Ina May Gaskin

Birth Matters – Ina May Gaskin

Effective Birth Preparation: Your Practical Guide to a Better Birth – Maggie Howell

The Father’s Home Birth Handbook – Leah Hazar

Birth Skills – Juju Sundin & Sarah Murdoch

The Birthkeepers – Reclaiming an Ancient Tradition by Veronika Sophia Robinson and Andri Thwaites

Preparing for a Healthy Birth – Sylvie Donna

Birth: Countdown to Optimal – Sylvie Donna

Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method – Marie Mongan

Natural Birth: A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Breastfeeding – Kristina Turner

Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

The Waterbirth Book – Janet Balaskas

The Heart in the Womb – Dr Amali Lokugamage

The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin

Lotus Birth – Shivam Rachana

Hello Baby – Jenni Overend

There’s a house inside my mummy – Giles Andreae & Vanessa Cabban